The WELLMIG Final Conference: Migration and care labor in Europe: Theory, research, and politics is cancelled.
Sandlie has investigated the housing situation among nurses from Sweden, Poland, and the Philippines in Norway.
The WELLMIG team again takes stock of our reading during the past year. As in previous years, we have read numerous academic publications to inform our project and our own writing on migration, but in addition, we have also read lots of books for pleasure and entertainment. Below are a few we want to highlight.
Looking past the typical categorizations of national identity, migrant, or nurse.
Geographic proximity between Poland and Norway affects Polish nurses’ lives and facilitates on-going mobility.
Vyda Hervie argues that quality care and quality employment are twin issues of social justice.
Family obligations, staffing agencies, and traveling time all play a role in the working pattern and living situation of Swedish nurses working in Norway.
Becoming an authorized nurse in Norway costs both time and money for nurses from the Philippines, and it is not easy to stay on top of the changes in regulations.
As WELLMIG progresses, I recall the words of Socrates: I know that I know nothing. Perhaps I should paraphrase Socrates (no disrespect intended) and say that the more I find out, the less I feel that I know.
The New Year is a time for taking stock, reflecting, and looking ahead. The researchers in the WELLMIG team took stock of our readings in 2018.